Natural Dye Textiles from Grain

Grain has partnered with Guatemalan natural dye co-ops for a new textiles collection that will launch in New York at ICFF in May 2013. Although they’ve been working in Guatemala now for many years, the Grain duo of Chelsea Green and James Minola decided to rethink all their textile projects solely using unbleached or naturally dyed hand spun Guatemalan cotton.

Photo by Charlie Schuck

Photo by Charlie Schuck

After many experiments and learning, the collection features arious dyeing and weaving techniques, such as ikat and drop loop stitch created in collaboration with local Guatemalan artisans as well as artisans from Antigua. The new items include woven throw pillows, Turkish-style hand and bath towels, and cotton necklaces.


Jaspé Pillow (available in two sizes)


Laguna Pillow (available in two sizes)


Antigua Band Bath Towel



Antigua Stripe Bath Towel



Chi-Chi Natural Dye Necklaces


Photo by Charlie Schuck

Photo by Charlie Schuck

Unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy of Grain.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.